Within Temptation have announced dates for their first North American Tour in over seven years. The Dutch rockers will kick off the 12-show outing on Sept. 25 in San Francisco, Calif. and will wrap it with a show in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 11. Amaranthe will open for Within Temptation on all of the dates.

Singer Sharon den Adel says the band is excited to bring their show back to the States. She explained, “It's a great feeling that after so many years we are back with a coast-to-coast tour. The reception of our latest album ‘Hydra’ has been overwhelming and we cannot wait to unleash the dragon overseas. Be sure that this time we'll bring our biggest and best North American live show so far. We really look forward to seeing all our fans again!”

Within Temptation released their latest album, ‘Hydra,’ back in January. The disc features features a variety guest vocalists including Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, rapper Xzibit, former Nightwish songstress Tarja Turunen and ex-Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, who offers vocals on the single ‘Dangerous.'

In an interview earlier this year, Sharon den Adel stated about the theme of the album, "Lyrically, ‘Hydra’ stands for facing your demons and to embrace your fear and move forward. There will always be a certain issue in life. A short example of this is the song ‘Covered by Roses,’ which is about the passing of someone but also carpe diem and making the most of now and the memories you do have together. You’ll celebrate this person’s life still, they’re a part of you and you’ll take them with you."

Be sure to take away some memories of your own when Within Temptation return to the States in September and October.

Within Temptation Hydra World Tour Dates:

9/25 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- The Regency Ballroom
9/26 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Club Nokia
9/28 -- Denver, Colo. -- Gothic Theater
9/30 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- First Avenue
10/1 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Vic Theatre
10/2 -- Royal Oak, Mich. -- Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/3 -- Toronto, Ontario -- The Sound Academy
10/5 -- Montreal, Quebec -- Metropolis
10/7 -- Baltimore, Md. -- Ram’s Head Live
10/9 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Electric Factory
10/10 -- New York, N.Y. -- Terminal 5
10/11 -- Worcester, Mass. -- The Palladium